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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,291
United States Rank #8,901
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 78.73 days



METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is a software program developed by Kojima Productions. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named MgsGroundZeroes.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 31.93 MB (33,477,229 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.konami.jp/mgs5/gz/certification.php5
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/311340
Estimated size: 31.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

Program executable:MgsGroundZeroes.exe
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes\MgsGroundZeroes.exe
Additional files:
  • atidxx32.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Radeon DirectX 11 Driver
  • atidxx64.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices)
  • aticfx32.dll - AMD Inc. Radeon DirectX 11 Driver
  • aticfx64.dll
  • MgsGroundZeroes.exe (by Konami Digital Entertainment) - METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • CityHash.dll - CityHash
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GzsTool.exe - GzsTool
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • MGSV Modding Tool.exe (by xelectrowolfx) - MGSV Modding Tool
  • MGSV_FPK_Tool.exe
  • MGSV_Modding_Tool.exe (by StratosGK) - MGSV:GZ_Modding_Tool
  • MGSV_QAR_Tool.exe
  • steam_api64.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator (TocaEdit X360 Controller Emulator)
  • x360ce_x64.exe (by TocaEdit)
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator (x86)
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft Common Controller API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4ABDC55A-D9CB-46F2-A463-2577B8245BD9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2670030505-518119727-3750952168-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Electronic Arts\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • MgsGroundZeroes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes\MgsGroundZeroes.exe'.


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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES.

Win 8 57%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 56.88%
Windows 7 42.92%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.78%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 14.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.14%
Windows 10 Pro 10.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.56%
  United Kingdom 7.21%
  Germany 5.13%
  France 4.01%
  Australia 3.69%
  Canada 3.69%
  Brazil 1.92%
  Finland 1.76%
  Sweden 1.76%
  Austria 1.28%
  Norway 1.28%
  Italy 1.12%
  Japan 0.96%
  DK 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.49%
Acer 15.64%
Hewlett-Packard 11.17%
Alienware 8.94%
Dell 7.26%
Lenovo 7.26%
MSI 5.03%
Medion 2.23%
Intel 1.68%
Apple 1.12%
Toshiba 1.12%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.53%
MSI MS-7821 3.36%
MSI MS-7845 2.94%
MSI MS-7917 2.10%
MSI MS-7918 2.10%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.68%


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